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Terrence J. Salerno

Car accident Attorney at Omaha, NE

5.0   4 reviews

also known as Terry Salerno

  • State Years
    Iowa - IA 32 years
    Nebraska - NE 44 years
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State IA
    Acquired 1991
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 44 years
    State NE
    Acquired 1979
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Terrence

Learn Terrence’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Car accident

    45 years

  2. Personal injury
    I handle personal injuries due to car and truck collisions, on the job injuries, and medical negligence resulting in serious injury or death

    45 years

  3. Wrongful death

    45 years

  4. Workers compensation

    45 years

I grew up in a large family in Omaha Nebraska. I attended school in Omaha before heading to Lincoln for college. I returned to Omaha for law school and have been practicing in Nebraska and Iowa for the past 35 years.

I currently live on a small farm in Iowa.


Terrence J. Salerno
809 North 96th St. Suite 100
Omaha, NE, 68114

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Posted by Arnol | April 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful, absolutely wonderful!
So going to court was a very scare thing for me because i have never gone to court nor hire a lawyer before. But I got a recommendation to go see Terry Salerno, so I did. I was probably one of the best decisions I have ever made! He not only helped me have a peace of mind during this whole fiasco, but also helped my family have a peace of mind as well. He's extremely good at what he does! He makes sure to keep you in the loop with every little thing that happens or changes in your case. Honestly, I can keep going on and on about how wonderful they treated and how they kept me in the loop. I would recommend Terry Salerno to anyone who needs a lawyer! I am truly grateful that they helped me in the hardest period of my life. 10/10 without a doubt in my mind.
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Posted by Nicole | July 30, 2015
Workman's Comp Case
Mr. Salerno was a great help with my workman's compensation case. I was injured on the job and had initially gone with another attorney who was doing absolutely nothing to help me. I contacted Mr. Salerno for a second opinion and I immediately knew that I needed to be rid of my attorney and have Mr. Salerno represent me. Within a day of asking for his representation Mr. Salerno had my case filed in Workman's Compensation Court. He kept me apprised of all that was happening with my case and answered all of my questions within a timely manner and to a level I understood. When we went to court Mr. Salerno was more than ready with with his rebuttals and was very professional in every aspect. He did everything within his scope to make sure I had the best outcome with my case. He made sure that if needed we had other professionals review the case and give their professional inputs to support my case. The office staff was also a pleasure to work with and talk to. I had a great experience even when going through a bad one.
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Posted by Tim & Kathy | July 30, 2015
Mr. Salerno is a very talented lawyer. He is kind, smart, respectful and hard working.
Mr. Salerno is a very talented lawyer. He is kind, smart, respectful and hard working. He and his team conducted an extensive investigation into my husbands work accident. At trial he presented all the important facts, studies, and testimonies of the most qualified experts available. We were disappointed in the jury and their ruling, but such is life. We would choose Mr. Salerno again and we highly recommend him, but hope no one else has to go through what we did.
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Posted by RM | July 14, 2015
Terrence J. Salerno got my life back in order after my work injury.
I was injured at work. Trying to deal with the insurance company on my own was impossible. After meeting with Mr. Salerno for my free consultation he agreed to represent me. Mr. Salerno did not want any money from me. He explained that his fee would come out of some of the benefits that the insurance company would pay to me. Mr. Salerno kept my best interests in mind from the start to finish of my claim. Mr. Salerno kept me well informed and truthfully answered all of my questions even if the answers were not what I wanted to hear. Mr. Salerno's office staff are professional and accommodating. If you are injured at work, I recommend you contact Terrence J. Salerno and let him help you get your life back.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%


AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Terrence Salerno Law
  • 1992 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Schermpp & Salerno
  • 1984 - 1992
  • Public Defender
  • Douglas County Public Defender
  • 1980 - 1984
  • Associate
  • Kelley & Kelley
  • 1979 - 1979
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  • Creighton University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1979
  • University of Nebraska
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1975

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Moes v. R Lazy K Trucking Inc. et al
  • settled during mediation
  • Richardson v. Children's Hospital et. al.
  • verdict for the plaintiff


  • Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys
  • Board of Directors
  • 1999 - Present
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • active member
  • 1991 - Present
  • American Board of Trial Attorneys
  • Associate Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • Nebraska Bar Associations
  • active member
  • 1979 - Present
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (Nebraska Chapter)
  • President
  • 1993 - 1995
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Thomsen Reuters
  • 2014
  • Top 10 Attorney Award
  • National Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1993
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  • Civil Litigation Manual
  • Closing Argument
  • 2012
  • Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys Manual
  • Closing Argument for the wrongful death of an infant
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • Civil Litigation Seminar
  • Closing Argument
  • 2012
  • NATA Fall Seminar
  • Voir Dire methods
  • 2007
  • Auto Accident Litigation Seminar
  • Real World settlement tactics
  • 2001

Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
Endorse Terrence
Medical malpractice Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Terry is both courageous and conservative at the same time -- qualities that a trial lawyer who works in one of the most challenging areas of trial practice needs. He is conservative in determining the viability of a case at the outset through careful investigation; and once he has identified the evidence to support the case, he is courageous in proving it and presenting it to a jury. Terry has great compassion for his clients, many of whom have suffered great harms and losses. He does excellent work and I am glad to endorse him."
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Omaha Car accident Lawyer Terrence J. Salerno
Terrence J. Salerno
Car accident Attorney
Omaha, NE
Licensed for 44 years
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